Tuesday, November 09, 2021

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The birthplace of all modern video gaming, the dimly lit, chirruping dens of arcade cabinets were wondrous places to intrepid gamers. Golden Joystick Awards 2021 We're celebrating 50 Years of Games in conjunction with the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 , the world's biggest public-voted games awards show. This year's show will celebrate a milestone in gaming history, the release of Computer Space, t

How-To Geek / 8min
The popular Robinhood stock trading app suffered a critical data breach on November 3rd. According to a blog post from the company, around 7 million customers were affected, and hackers managed to obtain the full names, ZIP codes, and birthdays of around 300 people. At least ten customers lost “extensive account details” in the breach. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mashable / 12min
A mysterious creature hit by a vacationing family's car? A creepy local community with some strong Midsommar vibes? A fenced off enclosure in the middle of the woods? Netflix's trailer for upcoming series Elves tick all these boxes. The Scandinavian horror — which stars The Killing 's Ann Eleonora Jørgensen — looks like a wonderfully ridiculous mix of Stranger Things , E.T. and Gremlins, and you

Gizmodo / 7min
The government of Singapore will stop paying the medical bills of those covid-19 patients who are “unvaccinated by choice,” according to a report from the Strait Times . Singapore previously paid for all covid-19 treatments for citizens, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders. Read more...

If you were looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE - and you haven't been put off by months of delays - another reason you might not be able to buy the phone has emerged. According to Korean website DDaily , the upcoming mid-range Galaxy S21 cousin will go on sale from mid-January in Europe… and Europe only. That’s right, not the US, and not Samsung’s home continent of Asia. What’s weirder

UK satellite connectivity firm Inmarsat has revealed a deal worth $7.3bn to be acquired by US rival Viasat. The "transformative" deal will combine expertise across the two companies to boost global connectivity, from the space satellites offered by Inmarsat to home broadband provided by Viasat, and everything in between. Inmarsat currently offers a wide range of connectivity services via its 14-s

The Oppo Find X4 series is expected in early 2022, and a new leak suggests that some members of that family could sport some of the best fast-charging speeds we've seen on any smartphone. According to a new leak, the Find X4 series may be making the jump to 125W charging speeds. We've seen a variety of phones with 120W charging, including the Xiaomi 11T Pro and the Vivo iQOO 8 Pro, but this could

Instant Gopuff UK London•
TechCrunch / 31min
Instant grocery and essentials delivery is already a very crowded field in Europe; but today competition was turned up another notch: Gopuff — the U.S. leader in the space with a service that delivers food and essentials for a flat fee of $1.95, 24 hours a day — launched officially in the U.K.. It plans to use London as a base to expand further into the region. The launch is part branding, and pa

Luminar NVIDIA Platform•
TechCrunch / 39min
Automakers, suppliers and startups aiming to roll out automated driving features, robotaxis and self-driving trucks are a little closer to accessing Nvidia’s newest compute and sensor toolkit. Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced Tuesday at the company’s fall GTC event that Hyperion 8 — a production-ready platform that includes sensors, compute and software needed for AV development — is

NVIDIA AI New Jetson•
Engadget / 40min
NVIDIA has launched a follow-up to the Jetson AGX Xavier, its $1,100 AI brain for robots that it released back in 2018. The new module, called the Jetson AGX Orin , has six times the processing power of Xavier even though it has the same form factor and can still fit in the palm of one's hand. NVIDIA designed Orin to be an "energy-efficient AI supercomputer" meant for use in robotics, autonomous

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Oliver Tambo Spy NFT•
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Crypto Exchange Bitmart•
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitmart is in talks to raise about $20 million at a pre-money valuation of $300 million, two sources familiar with the matter told me. Alexander Capital Ventures, known for backing Airbnb and Spotify, is engaging with Bitmart to lead its Series B round, the sources said. Bitmart has raised about $10 million in its earlier financing rounds, according to Crunchbase. The exch

Salesforce Tableau Slack•
As Tableau looks for ways to make data more accessible to a greater number of people across an organization, it will be announcing later today at the #Data21 customer conference the ability to query your data inside Slack by asking questions using natural language. The announcement builds on previous integrations with Slack. Francois Ajenstat, chief product officer, speaking at a press event on M

Just over a year ago, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek pledged 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of his personal fortune towards funding deeptech “moonshot projects”, spread across the next 10 years. In particular, he was most interested in boosting European tech and European entrepreneurs as he said they were typically underfunded compared to US counterparts. Today it looks like he’s also out to boost

20Engadget / 2h
Roland is again diving into its past with the JX-08 and JD-08 Sound Modules, emulating the vintage analog JX-8P and digital JD-800 synths from the '80s and '90s, respectively. Both reproduce the sounds of those classic synths digitally, while adding new effects and patches tuned for contemporary styles. Roland's JX-8P came out in 1985 as one of the company's last analog synthesizers. It married a

Google Pet Portraits•
Mashable / 2h
The Google Arts & Culture app has been updated to be able to identify photos of animals, find paintings that are reportedly similar to said animals, and then show you said artwork . It leaves something to be desired. The app's new Pet Portraits feature operates in much the same way as the old Art Selfie feature from 2018. Simply download the Google Arts & Culture app, hit the camera button at the

Homegrown smartphone makers Lava and Micromax recently revived their smartphone business. While Micromax has focused on launching multiple budget 4G smartphones , Lava has gone a step ahead and launched the first 5G smartphone from an Indian smartphone company. As expected, the phone caters to the affordable price segment taking on the 5G phones from brands Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung and Motorola et

Robinhood Data Breach•
32Engadget / 3h
Robinhood has revealed that it experienced a security breach incident on November 3rd, which exposed the data of as many as 7 million users or around a third of its userbase. The bad actor, the financial services company said, obtained the email addresses of 5 million people and the full names of a different group of around 2 million customers. In addition, the infiltrator managed to steal additi

Trying to manage our growing number of subscription services these days can feel a bit like a full-time job, each with their own usernames, passwords and sign-up processes. Well, get ready ladies and germs, because a bunch of additional streaming services have just landed on Australian shores. And while the thought of adding several new streaming services to the Aussie streaming landscape is enou

Gizmodo / 4h
These days, I’m not so sure which is more outlandish: the stuff tech magnate Elon Musk does or the stuff his fans do. In recent days, it seems pretty clear that Musk and his fans have come to a digital tie in this area. Read more...

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 2021 CompTIA Master Certification Training Bundle is on sale for £37.06 as of Nov. 9, saving you 95% on list price. If you want to work in IT, you'd better get used to taking exams. One of the best ways to certify your skills, stand out in a pool of applicants, and potentially earn more moo-lah is to fill up your CV with your certifications. And the first step on your journey is to stu

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Google Ads Marketing Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £11.13 as of Nov. 9, saving you 97% on list price. Advertising has come a long way since the cheesy jingles of yesteryear. Sure, online ads can often feel intrusive and irritating, but the bottom line is that they work. Being able to click through an ad and actually purchase something on the spot is pretty groundbreaking when you comp

SlashGear / 5h
For the past year or two, Samsung’s Galaxy A series has been making big waves, especially in the US, where more expensive flagship phones often get the lion’s share of the market and the attention. The Galaxy A51 5G, in particular, surprisingly became one of the brand’s best-selling models in the US, thanks to its affordable 5G proposition. Samsung has … Continue reading

Microsoft is preparing to roll out a new deployment service for both driver and firmware updates on Windows 11 that will help alleviate some of the burden for IT admins in charge of keeping whole fleets of enterprise devices up to date. First announced back in March, the Windows Update for Business deployment service will be available in both Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Graph as a pu

The much-awaited JioPhone Next is up for grabs now. The phone, which was first announced during Reliance’s AGM as a phone that is being created in close collaboration with Google, aims to make India 2G free by offering an ultra-affordable smartphone to first-time mobile internet users. Thanks to the Jio-Google collaboration the phone comes with a custom Android skin called Pragati OS which adds s

Chinese Apple Music•
22TechCrunch / 5h
Apple Music users around the world will soon have access to more Chinese musicians. Tencent Music Entertainment, the online music subsidiary of Tencent, said Tuesday that “record labels and artists” who are part of its “Music Cloud” program can now distribute their works through Apple Music. This isn’t the first time Tencent has joined hands with a major online music giant from the West. In 2017,

SlashGear / 6h
It seems that Samsung is determined to launch the Galaxy S21 FE, even if it comes late and almost dead on arrival. The company’s bullish stance is a bit out of character, but it might just be trying to get some return on its investments in the device. That said, it might not have plans to produce the phone in … Continue reading

Mashable / 6h
Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, sends Amazon shopping notifications through Amazon's range of Echo devices . These notifications include when you can expect a shipment to arrive as well as when a shipment has been delivered. Some may find these notifications useful. But there are likely times you don't want Alexa opening her big virtual mouth and ruining a surprise by announcing within earshot

SlashGear / 6h
When Facebook announced it would be called Meta forevermore (or at least until the next rebranding), it wasn’t just renaming the company. It was also broadcasting its bigger and somewhat more worrying ambitions to take over the world through a metaverse platform. It did also announce that it would unify some of its brands, especially those revolving around its money-related … Continue reading

22Gizmodo / 7h
Google has finally come up with a new feature that has allowed me to fulfil a lifelong goal: Getting my baby, Leia, on the blog. My goal aside, the company’s new “Pet Portraits” feature is sure to bring some you some joy and help you learn something new on this lazy Monday. Read more...

SlashGear / 7h
For years, Samsung has always been a two-processor house. It split its flagship series between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors and its own Exynos silicon. The latter, however, has become quite controversial in the past years, and it seems that the drama might reach its peak in a few months. According to the latest rumor, the premier Galaxy S22 series will all … Continue reading

Facebook EU Haugen•
27TechCrunch / 8h
In her latest turn in front of a phalanx of lawmakers, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen gave a polished testimony to the European Parliament on Monday — following similar sessions in front of UK and US legislators in recent weeks. Her core message was the same dire warning she’s sounded on both sides of the Atlantic: Facebook prioritizes profit over safety, choosing to ignore the amplificati

SlashGear / 8h
The Pixel 6 Pro might be Google’s most exciting phone after the first Pixel in 2016. That’s from all aspects of the phone, from the hardware to the software and even to the design. As with many big changes, that might have incurred a few costs, some of them hidden. A teardown of the Pixel 6 Pro now reveals what … Continue reading

Travis Scott Astroworld•
Enlarge / A street sign showing the cancellation of the AstroWorld Festival at NRG Park on November 6, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Eight people died and 25 people were hospitalized after a crowd surge during the performance of rapper and musician Travis Scott. (credit: Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images) ) The Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas, kicked off last Friday, but tragedy struck when

Fortnite Travis Scott•
SlashGear / 8h
Fortnite players recently noticed the “Daily” category in the battle royale game’s Item Shop had disappeared — something Epic later acknowledged as an intentional change, not the result of a bug. The company didn’t reveal a reason for this temporary change, but given one of the emotes that was available in Daily, players likely already know the answer. Epic confirmed … Continue reading

Robinhood Millions•
40Mashable / 8h
It's incidents like this that keep us doing those annoying security trainings every year. Robinhood has announced a data breach revealing around 7 million users' information after an employee was tricked into providing a hacker with access to internal systems. The security breach occurred on Nov. 3, and involved an unauthorized person simply calling up the investing app's customer support. The ca

92Gizmodo / 9h
Published shortly before Philip K. Dick ’s breakout novel The Man in the High Castle , Vulcan’s Hammer might not be one of the celebrated author’s best-known titles. But its pulpy story is—like so many of Dick’s works—eerily prescient, and director Francis Lawrence, who’s roamed some dystopian landscapes in the past… Read more...

AP Interview Justice DOJ•
200+Wired / 9h
By arresting one alleged hacker associated with REVil and seizing millions from another, the US has made it clear that ransomware comes with a cost.

Indonesia Alpha JWC•
Alpha JWC co-founders Jefrey Joe and Chandra Tjan. Image Credits: Alpha JWC Alpha JWC , the Jakarta-based venture capital firm, announced today it has closed its third fund at $433 million. The company says this makes it Southeast Asia’s largest VC fund for early-stage startups and that it was oversubscribed, with an initial target of $250 million to $300 million. The third fund’s investors inclu

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra•
The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra may launch in January, according to a new leak, and pack a Snapdragon 898 chipset – potentially beating the Samsung Galaxy S22 to the market as the first Android flagship phone of 2022 powered by Qualcomm’s next top-level silicon. We’ve heard rumors suggesting Motorola may be among the first to launch a Snapdragon 898-powered phone, but this new leak from TechnikNews ’

Robinhood Millions•
Gizmodo / 9h
Someone recently hacked and attempted to extort Robinhood, the popular investment and trading platform, gaining access to millions of customers’ email addresses and full names in the process. Read more...

Rwanda Goes Electric•
Rwanda's Ampersand wants motorbike taxi drivers to switch from petrol to electric.

China US U.S. Navy•
500+Futurism / 9h
Target Practice China’s military has built mockups of US Navy aircraft carriers and other warships, Reuters reports , seemingly in order to use them for target practice. It’s a worrying discovery — tensions are already high between the two world powers, a result of economic skirmishes and even military kerfuffles , all with the backdrop of two powerful nations in a small globe. Now, according to

2KFuturism / 9h
Dystopian Prediction An innovator in early AR systems has a dire prediction: the metaverse could change the fabric of reality as we know it. Louis Rosenberg, a computer scientist and developer of the first functional AR system at the Air Force Research Laboratory, penned an op-ed in Big Think this weekend that warned the metaverse — an immersive VR and AR world currently being developed by The Co

PayPal Third-Quarter•
SlashGear / 9h
PayPal has announced that next year, Amazon customers in the United States will be able to pay for their purchases using its Venmo platform. The move will give Amazon users another way to pay for their online purchases, but it will be limited to Venmo. The main PayPal platform isn’t supported by Amazon and the company didn’t say anything about … Continue reading

Bezos DiCaprio Sanchez•
100+Mashable / 9h
It turns out money doesn't buy confidence. Internationally known rich person Jeff Bezos demonstrated a perhaps unsurprisingly thin skin Monday while making a rather odd joke aimed at actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Bezos, it seems, wants to get DiCaprio near a steep cliff with a fatal drop. That revelation came in the form of a tweet from the billionaire, which itself was in response to a tweet showing

NFL Aaron Rodgers COVID•
Enlarge / Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers trots off the field following the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Getty | Christian Petersen ) Fallout continues for NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who tossed out a smorgasbord of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and nearly every line from the 2021 anti-vaccine playbook in the course of a single

A wide-reaching vaccine mandate covering Los Angeles effective Nov. 8 marks the latest major U.S. city to implement strict COVID-19 measures to access many indoor establishments. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Image courtesy of the Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles) As previously reported , the Los Angeles

Google Pet Portraits•
58Engadget / 10h
Back in 2018, the Google Arts & Culture app introduced a feature that looks your doppelgänger in works of art. It's searched for matches for more than 120 million selfies so far. Now, the app can look for animals in art that resemble your pets too. Using a machine learning algorithm, Pet Portraits matches a snap of your furry, finned or feathered friend against tens of thousands of works from Goo

400+Gizmodo / 10h
Anyone who has seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune has probably done the same Google search immediately after: “Jodorowsky’s Dune book.” That’s because in the film, director Alejandro Jodorowsky speaks at length not just about how he planned on adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune for the big screen , but the incredible… Read more...

SlashGear / 10h
As hard as it may be to believe, Peloton’s otherwise excellent exercise system has lacked one very common, arguably critical feature: the ability to pause on-demand classes. Users who found themselves needing to pause their workouts to sign for a package, let the dog out, or just catch their breath were forced to let the class go on without them, … Continue reading

A woman met her 1-year-old grandson for the first time on Monday. Parents and their adult children were reunited for the first time in years, couples shared a first kiss after 18 months of resorting to video chat, and foreign exchange students breathed a sigh of relief as they began programs before it was too late. These scenes played out across U.S. airports on Monday as the country reopened its

TechCrunch / 10h
Joao Correia Contributor Joao Correia has a long background in IT system administration, where he learned the intricacies of keeping enterprise stakeholders happy and systems protected. Nobody likes it when Big Tech changes its mind. It’s particularly frustrating when it involves a major course change on something so essential to technology infrastructure as a server operating system. But that’s

Enlarge / Play it loud with Microsoft's newest game-specific Xbox gamepad. (credit: Sam Machkovech) While Ars Technica is in the loop about a lot of gamepad launches, we mostly look at gamepads that offer significant features and upgrades. Those features can boil down to accessibility , luxury , value , quirkiness , or dramatically new gimmicks . In today's case, however, I can't help but gush ov

Musk Tesla Twitter•
200+Futurism / 10h
Stock Drop Well, this probably won’t surprise anyone. On the heels of Tesla CEO Elon Musk saying that he would sell off billions of dollars of shares in the electric car company based on a Twitter poll , stock prices for Tesla dropped on Monday. In premarket trading to open the week, the stock dropped by 5.2 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal. As of reporting, the stock is currently 4.

Futurism / 10h
A New York man is in critical condition after dousing himself with hand sanitizer and being set ablaze when a police officer used a Taser on him, Albany’s Times-Union newspaper reports — a grisly incident that raises deep questions about law enforcement’s wielding of high tech weaponry against the public. The bizarre encounter took place on Halloween weekend when Jason Jones, a 29-year-old man fr

Technology Transforming•
TechCrunch / 10h
Thomas McInerney Contributor Thomas McInerney is executive director of the Rule of Law for Development Program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. A member of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Data working group and its Law and Policy subgroup, he works to develop innovative approaches to improving the effectiveness of international law and governance. Professor McInerney is the autho

TechCrunch / 10h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for November 8, 2021! Sure, Elon Musk kicked up a Twitter dust storm by tweeting a poll regarding whether he should sell stock for reasons that are a bit less than purely charitable , but it’s Monday now, which means more serious n

Mashable / 10h
Things have not been tilting in Airbnb's favor. The online vacation rental marketplace Airbnb has recently failed to win a cybersquatting case in an attempt to recover the premium domain name, Tilt.com, that was snagged from the company. However, this isn't a case of a domain registrant forgetting to renew a domain name. The story behind this case actually involves a clever online thief who notic

89Gizmodo / 11h
Honestly, this is about as good a response you should get out of a man very tired of being asked if he’s going to be in a Spider-Man movie next month. Read more...

US Ukrainian Kaseya REvil•
The US government has indicted a Ukrainian national and a Russian national that are believed to be part of the REvil cybercriminal group which is responsible for a series of major ransomware attacks. According to US Attorney General Merrick Garland, 22-year-old Ukranian Yaroslav Vasinkyi was arrested when trying to enter Poland while 28-year-old Yevgeniy Polyanin is believed to be abroad though t

Lifehacker / 11h
If you don’t normally file a tax return and haven’t received your child tax benefit yet, it’s not too late to receive a lump sum advance payment of $1,800 per child in December. However, you’ll have to act fast to get that money before the holidays, as the deadline for the advanced payment expires in one week. After… Read more...

Porsche Panamera Platinum•
SlashGear / 11h
Porsche is adding three new 2022 Panamera Platinum Edition trims to the line-up, offering more comfort features and styling upgrades on the performance four-door. The new trim slots in-between the existing Executive and GTS models, leaving power unchanged but checking off a lot more of the options boxes on the order form. So, the 2022 Panamera Platinum Edition starts at … Continue reading

Register now for this webinar Whenever a loyalty program makes a negative change — be it removing award charts or adjusting prices with little to no notice — the doom-and-gloom crowd comes out in full force. They lament the end of outsized value for points and miles while simultaneously lambasting the offending company. And the last several weeks have provided plenty of fodder. With Marriott anno

Amazon Venmo Next Year•
TechCrunch / 11h
PayPal today announced that Amazon.com will be adding a Venmo option to checkout for users in the U.S., starting next year. The news arrived as the online payment giant announced solid third quarter results, with a 13% year-over-year revenue increase. Beginning at some point in 2022, Amazon shoppers will be able to link their accounts to popular mobile payment services for purchases made through

100+Gizmodo / 11h
A sampling of the nation’s most intolerable contrarian columnists, right-wing pundits, and other stuffed shirts is launching their own university in a bid to challenge the supposedly woke academic status quo—courtesy of funding from an obscure libertarian nonprofit linked to Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale. Read more...

AP Interview Justice DOJ•
Engadget / 11h
The Department of Justice has unsealed charges against a Ukrainian national over a ransomware attack against IT company Kaseya in July. Authorities in Poland arrested Yaroslav Vasinskyi last month and proceedings are underway to extradite him to the US. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with computers, several counts of damage to protected comp

Robinhood Discloses Breach•
SlashGear / 11h
Robinhood, which has already found itself at the center of some controversy in 2021, announced today that it has suffered a security breach. The breach dates back to November 3rd when it says that an “unauthorized third party obtained access to a limited amount of personal information for a portion of our customers.” The good news is that Robinhood doesn’t … Continue reading

Lifehacker / 11h
If you get the dry, itchy patches of skin known as eczema, you’ve probably noticed that they’re more likely to flare up as the weather gets cool. Here are some tips for preventing those flare-ups, and for managing when they do happen. Read more...

Ps5 Jailbreaking Sony•
31Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Decrypting the PS5 kernel doesn't involve opening the hardware like this, but it still serves as a good visual metaphor for how the system is now being "exposed." (credit: Sony / YouTube ) Hacking group Fail0verflow announced Sunday evening that it had obtained the encryption "root keys" for the PlayStation 5, an important first step in any effort to unlock the system and allow users to

A global police operation has dealt a major blow to one of the most prolific cyber gangs in history.

Futurism / 11h
Strongest Auroras European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet was able to spot this year’s super intense solar storm from the International Space Station — and snap at least one beautiful photo. The rare event saw our planet’s atmosphere bombarded with the Sun’s highly charged particles as it enters a particularly active part of its solar cycle. The space weather also triggers some gorgeous na

Instagram App Store•
41TechCrunch / 11h
Instagram earlier this year said it would explore the idea of creator subscriptions and was later spotted developing a feature that would offer exclusive Stories that were only visible to a creator’s subscriptions. Now, it seems, the company is poised to launch creator subscriptions into broader testing. According to two third-party app intelligence services, Instagram has recently added in-app p

27Gizmodo / 11h
If you’ve read more than a couple of Andrzej Sapkowski ’s Witcher novels , you know the Polish writer has created a rich and complex fantasy world for his monster-slaying hero Geralt, sorceress Yennefer, and Witcher-in-training Ciri to inhabit. But the masterminds behind Netflix’s Witcher TV series , the recent anime… Read more...

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Lifehacker / 12h
Butt-dials can range from slightly embarrassing experience to downright mortifying, but they are, at least, blessedly rare. Unless you have multiple contacts telling you that you have recently called them unexpectedly—that’s no mere butt-dial. If this situation is happening to you, and you happen to be rocking a Pixel… Read more...

69Engadget / 12h
One of Clubhouse ’s defining characteristics was that all of the audio chats that happened on its platform were live. Once the conversation was over, it was over. That helped build an air of exclusivity around Clubhouse’s audio chat rooms, especially in the earlier days where only influencers and celebrities had access to the app. But now, the company seems to have changed its tune. Clubhouse has

SlashGear / 12h
As expected, today marks the return of NASA, ESA, and JAXA astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft, marking the end of NASA’s Crew-2 mission that launched back in late April. The SpaceX Crew-2 mission docked with the International Space Station on April 24 and, as of 2:05 PM ET today, has undocked for a return to Earth. NASA … Continue reading

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Alaska Airlines is one of the more generous carriers when it comes to seat upgrades. It offers all levels of its elite members the chance to score an upgrade, and unlike most carriers, there’s no spending requirement to earn Alaska status. Thanks to its rekindled relationship with American Airlines, some American eli

When you open File Explorer on Windows 11, it opens with standard privileges by default. However, you may sometimes find yourself needing to run it with elevated privileges to perform certain tasks with admin rights. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

37How-To Geek / 12h
While Rivian is best known for its fancy electric pickup truck, a “significant” portion of its near-term revenue will come from an exclusive deal with Amazon. The small startup is set to build up to 100,000 electric delivery vans for Amazon by 2024, but there’s something weird going on—Rivian now says it will take electric delivery van orders for non-Amazon companies. Read This Article on Review

Apple Laptop HP Dell•
Apple’s market share may have grown over the past decade, but it’s still trailing behind both HP and Dell as the third most popular laptop brand in the U.S., according to a brand new survey. As of October 2021, Apple has a market share of 24%, compared with the overwhelming shares from the number one performer HP at 35% and the second-ranked Dell with 27%, according to recent data from a Statista

200+Gizmodo / 12h
A distress signal made popular on TikTok may have led to the ultimate rescue of a 16-year-old girl being held in a man’s car on a Kentucky highway, according to local authorities. Read more...

Gizmodo / 12h
In New Zealand, a growing sea lion population is getting comfortable in unexpected places, including along hiking trails and in at least one public swimming pool . The comeback of this endangered species has meant more dangerous interactions between sea lions and humans, conservationists say. Read more...

Lifehacker / 12h
The second week in November is a weird one. Thanksgiving looms, but it’s still too early to shop for perishables. You could probably do absolutely nothing to prepare this week and be totally fine, but it’s a great time to set yourself up for stellar success. Read more...

Electric Bike Temple•
500+Futurism / 12h
Sales Dominance The best selling electric vehicles aren’t electric cars — instead, they’re electric bicycles. In fact, a recent report from The New York Times found that Americans bought roughly half a million e-bikes in 2020. For comparison, they bought just 231,000 electric cars during that same time period — and that’s a big deal, from an infrastructure point of view, at a moment when policyma

Futurism / 12h
Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro designing large-scale models, the things you can create with the best 3D printers are virtually limitless. 3D printing is an innovative technology that eliminates the need for traditional molding, forging, and sculpting techniques by using a process called additive manufacturing. Instead, 3D models are constructed very similarly to how an inkjet printer works by

1KFuturism / 12h
Reps for Elon Several workers on top of SpaceX’s new Mechazilla were spotted doing some pullups — a workout with a spectacular view, from around 400 feet above Texas. As seen in footage captured by SpaceX fan and broadcaster Lab Padre, at least three engineers took turns getting some reps in, perhaps a way to keep up morale, shake off a case of the Mondays, or impress the team lead — though we’ll

Rivian IPO Amazon EV•
TechCrunch / 12h
Electric vehicle startup Rivian is expanding a fleet business that appeared to be exclusively tied to Amazon. The company, in which Amazon holds a 20% stake, will start taking orders for its electric delivery vans in 2022, with plans to deliver them to customers by early 2023, according to a new section of Rivian’s website . Rivian has been working to fulfill a contract to produce 100,000 electri

TechCrunch / 12h
Doug Petkanics Contributor Doug Petkanics is the CEO of Livepeer , an open video infrastructure for livestreaming. From imbalanced creator economics and poor security, to centralized control and disgruntled communities — Web 2.0’s flaws have been on full display these past couple of months. First, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified to Congress last month that the social medi

November 2021 Pokemon•
SlashGear / 12h
On November 9, 2021, right as the clock strikes 12:01 in the morning, a Team GO Rocket event was scheduled to begin in Pokemon GO. This was an event called “With Light Comes Shadow…” as named after one of the several phrases a Team GO Rocket grunt might say before entering a battle. This event is special as it brings … Continue reading

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